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by a car, the driver nowhere to be found. good evening, i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas of the the hunt is on now at carol avenue in silver spring. tonight we learned what the victim was doing when the car hit her and then took off. matt aklin joins us live. >> reporter: we took the family members off the camera who had just visited her in the hospital. they say she did not look good. doctors are not sure if she will recover. 24-year-old daniela was born in guatemala. most recently she lived and worked about a block from where she was hit around 8:00 saturday night. she was struck a few feet away from her boyfriend's home. >> i heard a thump. it sounded like a car hit another car. >> montgomery county police are doing all they can to find the driver of what they believe was a small dark sedan, possibly a honda. they say the force of the impact caused some damage and even a piece of evidence was left behind. >> it did leave the right-hand side exterior passenger mirror on the scene after it struck her. >> neighbors say this narrow stretch of carol avenue can be hazardous.
-- to educate drivers about the potentially deadly consequences. fox 5's maureen umeh has the details. >> reporter: you've seen it, maybe even done it yourself. >> probably talking on the phone is probably the biggest thing. >> reporter: but there's also texting, eating, putting on makeup or sometimes worse all while driving. >> i admit once in a while i've looked at my e-mail at a light and all of a sudden the light changes and you're not going and backing up traffic. it's a problem. >> reporter: distractions that pose a danger on the roadways and fairfax county police are cracking down. >> it's really gotten to be an epidemic and it's very dangerous. that is the message we are really trying to drive home that even though it's not illegal to do some of these activities, it's causing a probable. >> reporter: a recent study by the virginia tech transportation institute shows nearly 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver in attention due to distraction. >> i say the most important thing about driving is alertness. it's not so much ability but alertness. >> reporte
of prince georges county is heating up. fox 5s maureen umeh is live with more now and the top contenders. >> reporter: democratic voters in prince georges count have five candidates vying for the see. they're sheriff michael jackson and baker. both men are pushing improvements and change. today, they made their last- minute pitch for the vote. >> reporter: going door-to-door to get out the vote in prince georges county. >> and michael jackson ran for county executive. >> reporter: sheriff michael jackson and baker are making their final rounds, rallying support and trying to spray the minds of still undecided voters. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: both candidates are campaigning on three main issues: education, economic development and crime reduction. >> i'm the only executive in the race. the only person that led an agency. >> reporter: he believes he's best qualified to tackle the job and he was born and bread t in the county, holding several positions, including teaching. he believes that makes him better suited to address students' needs. school unions are endorsing him. >> my name
brought us john boehner's family. maureen dowd wrote about her sister. >> she did, her sister peggy. she writes this, when peggy left barry, despite being a washington native, peggy believed the dazzling young newcomer, obama, could change washington. but she has lost a lot of faith now saying she might vote for mit romney over alabama in 2012. he hasn't saved the economy. now he's admitting he made very limettle congress. you can't for four years blame the person who used to be president. obama tries to compromise too much and doesn't look like a strong leader. i don't watch m anymore. i'm turned off by him. i think he's an elitist. he does what he wants and then he tells tous do other things. >> mike, that's just a shotgun blast of maureen dows -- >> i know peggy, yes, i do. she's on to something. >> she is? >> you hear these complaints from democrats as well as republicans. >> i think she's on to -- i think more and more people are feeling, deservedly or undeservedly, you're trying to tell us how to live, how to do a, b and c. and yet, listen, sounds like a cheap shot. your family wen
-old who volunteers to read books on her "saturday night live" skit. >> maureen, what happened to your shirt. >> it looks like today's show is brought to you by the number 38 and the letter double-d. [ applause ] >> well i guess i developed over the summer. >> you guess? look at elmo. his head is all stretched out. >> that's funny, right? producers decided to remove her clip before it aired due to her outfit. >> you like when you can poke fun at yourself. >>> coming up next, a presidential guest from madame tussauds stops by. who will it be this time? and we'll check in with holly to see how she's doing in the corn maze. >> reporter: we're in a a bit of a corn-undrum. and i think it was a granny knot. we should have gone left, that way. so go, go, go, go, go. and they're still dainty as they do it in the rain. yes, we are running the corn maze. coming up, we'll tell you how you can too. and how do we get the girls to come out here and do this? we'll talk to them live next. >>> might just be the best foliage you will see all year. and you can thank mother nature. this year's hot and dry
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